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I am currently up to book 6 in the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Having solely read Steven Erikson's line, am I missing out on vital information.

I know that the two lines are somewhat separate but cannot find if I need to read both to fully appreciate the story.

For example are there gaps in the Erikson series that are explained by the works of Esslemont?

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    i read the entire erikson story line before reading the esslemont novels, and felt i didnt miss anything. you may glean some extra information about certain events but nothing that directly impacts the story.
    – Himarm
    Apr 21 '17 at 12:54
  • @Himarm did you feel you missed out on anything by doing it this way? Apr 21 '17 at 12:56
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    na, the esslemont novels arnt as good anyway imo.
    – Himarm
    Apr 21 '17 at 12:58
  • You dont need to read them while you are reading Eriksons books. But I would recommend reading them afterwards because they are quite ok. Same world, some of the same characters etc. Just dont expect the same quality as Erikson.
    – Jakob
    Oct 18 '17 at 14:08